Maximizing Accessories for a Micro Wedding {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY BLAIR NADEAU BRIDAL ADORNMENTS (www.blairnadeau.com) Toronto, ON Micro, Zoom, Intimate, Elopements, all the wedding terms we have been hearing about and navigating during the current new normal. Blair Nadeau shares her experience and tips to maximize your accessories. “I’ve recently had many brides-to-be inquire about what these smaller-scale weddings mean for their […]

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The Long Way to Happily Ever After {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY KATELYN FANCY, WPICC WEDDING COORDINATOR AT LITTLE MUSHROOM CATERING (www.littlemushroomcatering.ca) Cambridge, ON | Photo above: Chasing Moments Photography COVID-19 was the centre of attention for the vast majority of 2020 and 2021, which has wedding professionals and engaged couples all trying to figure out a “new normal.” Trying to plan one of […]

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Estate Beauty {style shoot}

VENUE: NithRidge Estate Weddings & Events (nithridge.com) Ayr, ON COLOUR/THEME: Burgundy, white and green PLANNING & COORDINATION: Event Depot (eventdepot.ca) Kitchener, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography (daphotostudio.com) Guelph, ON FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: Jysin Miller Photo & Motion (jysinmiller.ca) Kitchener, ON ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY: Justin Russo Photography (justinrusso.com) Waterloo, ON LINENS & DÉCOR: AWE Events (aweevents.ca) Cambridge, ON FLORALS: […]

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Top 10 Tips for Cakes During a Pandemic {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY CORINA LUDWIG, PASSION FOR CAKES (www.passionforcakes.com) Victoria, BC | Photo above: Kim Kalyn Photography This year is certainly like no other. While your celebration will surely be a little different, the best news of all… Love is not canceled! Like many businesses, the wedding cake industry is no exception to the changes […]

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Covid Invitation Etiquette {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY LIZ KOTSAMANES DESIGNS (www.lizkotsamanesdesigns.ca) Cambridge, ON | Photo above: Chasing Moments Photography | Styling mats: Emily Paints Events From guest list restrictions to meal service to dancing, COVID-19 continues to dramatically change the wedding landscape. Your wedding stationery can help you manage these restrictions while communicating these changes with your guests beautifully […]

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Woodsy Boho {design palette}

BRIDE & GROOM: Kylee & Mackenzie WEDDING DATE: August 29th, 2020 LOCATION: Drysdale’s Tree Farm (www.drysdales.ca) Egbert, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Heather Hugo Photography (www.heatherhugophotography.ca) Barrie, ON BRIDE ATTIRE: Willowby (www.watters.com/willowby) GROOM ATTIRE: Marks Work Warehouse (www.marks.com) & Moores Clothing for Men (www.mooresclothing.com) OFFICIANT: Irene McCombs (www.facebook.com/rev.irenemccombs) Wasaga Beach, ON DETAILS: “We just wanted simple, no fuss, […]

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Covid and Your 2021 Wedding {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY UNMISTAKABLY YOU (www.unmistakablyyou.com) London, ON | Photos: HRM Photography If you’re like 90% of engaged couples right now, you’re freaking out about what your wedding might, could, and won’t look like. First, take a deep breath, and know that you’re not alone. Second, know that there are lots of options you can […]

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Bold, Beautiful & Dreamy | April & Curtis {real wedding story}

Photo above: Laura Thomson Photography “April and Curtis were married on a long weekend Friday in September in a tent that is what all wedding dreams are made of! Their choice of champagne, cream, navy, and gold was a bold and beautiful combination, perfect for a cozy and romantic fall day.” “With guests gathered at […]

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Summer Romance {design palette}

BRIDE & GROOM: Venessa & Jeff VENUE: Family beach house, Port Maitland, ON COLOUR: Blush and white DÉCOR & FLORALS: Flower Frenzy (www.flowerfrenzyflorist.com) Hamilton, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Erika Alvarenga Photography (www.erikaealvarenga.com) Brampton, ON COORDINATOR: Confetti & Co. (www.confettiand.co) Kitchener, ON LIVE EVENT ARTIST: Olga Pankova (www.liveeventartist.ca) Toronto, ON GOWN: Kleinfeld Canada (www.thebay.com/editorial/kleinfeld) Toronto, ON TUX: Surmesur […]

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Smart Planning Leads to Stress-Free Wedding Days! {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY BRENTWOOD LIVERY (www.brentwoodlivery.ca) Kitchener, ON | PHOTO above: Karen Benwell Photography WHAT DO CELEBRITIES, ROYALTY, AND HAPPY WEDDING COUPLES ALL HAVE IN COMMON? Planning a wedding can be stressful. Re-planning the same wedding because of COVID-19 restrictions is a whole new level of stress. The average wedding couple spends over 500 hours […]

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Kissed the girl | Kayla & Jeremy {destination real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Kayla Hiemstra & Jeremy Gravelle WEDDING DATE: October 26th, 2019 CEREMONY LOCATION: Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, Walt Disney World(www.disneyweddings.com) Orlando, FL RECEPTION LOCATION: California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort (www.disneyworld.com) Orlando, FL PHOTOGRAPHY: Jess Collins Photography (www.jesscollinsphotos.com) Kitchener, ON “There is a Facebook group for Disney couples to help eachother with the planning process, […]

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Puppy Love {design palette}

VENUE: The Elora Mill (www.eloramill.ca) Elora, ON COLOUR/THEME: Coral and Blush, “Love for All, Big and Small” DESIGN, CONCEPT & COORDINATION: Satin and Slate Weddings (www.satinandslate.ca) Elmira, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Jayne West Photo Co. (www.jaynewestphoto.com) Brantford, ON VIDEOGRAPHY: Merrily Married (www.merrilymarried.com) Toronto, ON DÉCOR: The Rose Gold Grand Inc. (www.thergginc.ca) Hagersville, ON FLORALS: Hiway Flowers (www.hiwayflowers.ca) […]

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Cocktail Weddings Post Covid {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY LOOPS N JAMMZ DJ PRODUCTIONS (www.loopsnjamzzdjs.com) Kitchener ON | Photo above: One2One Photography We’re all looking forward to the day weddings return in a post-COVIDworld. We’re anticipating big celebrations for 2021 weddings after thevaccine is rolled out, of course. Will these weddings resemble those ofthe past or will 2021 represent the rebirth […]

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Destination Mexico | Josie & Fuhai {destination real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Josie Rao & Fuhai Van WEDDING DATE: November 22nd, 2019 LOCATION: Dreams Resort (www.dreamsresorts.com) Playa Mujeres, Mexico “Danielle, our sister-in-law found Judy Nguyen on Instagram and referred us. After seeing her portfolio online, Fuhai and I contacted Judy to set up a coffee meeting. Judy was so pleasant and funny in person, […]

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Gift Yourself a Wedding Photoshoot {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY ANNE EDGAR PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS (www.anneedgarphoto.com) Cambridge, ON For many brides and grooms, COVID threw all their carefully planned wedding dreams out the window. For many more, COVID continues to threaten their carefully laid plans. If you’re one of the many couples who chose or will choose to go ahead with your […]

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Warm Winter Love | Karen & Klaus {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Karen & Klaus Pirker WEDDING DATE: February 22nd, 2020 LOCATION: The Briars Resort & Spa (www.briars.ca) Jacksons Point, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Ophra Alexandra Photography (www.ophraalexandra.com) Newmarket, ON GUEST #: 40 COLOUR PALETTE: “We decided on burgundy for our colour scheme and called Matilyn (recommended by the Briars) to initially rent burgundy tablecloths and […]

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Emerald Beauty {design palette]

BRIDE & GROOM: Mawah & Alvin LOCATION: Lakeview by Carmen’s (www.carmenslakeview.com) Hamilton, ON DÉCOR, DESIGN & FLORAL: Elle et lui Events (www.elleetluievents.com) Brantford, ON COLOUR PALETTE/THEME: Rustic/Nature (burgundy, blush, green) BRIDE & GROOM CHAIRS: MMM Decor (www.mmmdecors.ca) Toronto, ON FURNITURE RENTALS: Higgins Event Rental (www.higginseventrentals.com) Toronto, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Mr. Koa (www.mrkoa.com) Mississauga, ON“I come from […]

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Versatile Bridal Party Style: The Classic Collection by BridesMade

The BridesMade Classic Collection from BridesMade (www.bridesmadeonline.com) includes 5 dress styles that are made tobe able to mix and match between styles, and have been thoughtfully designed to alleviate the need for alterations. With the option to buy new, rent, or buy used BridesMade is the perfectoption for every bridesmaid, with any budget! Conveniently shop […]

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Simple, Intimate, Perfect | Cait & Mike {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Cait & Mike Abramovitz WEDDING DATE: September 11th, 2020 LOCATION: Langdon Hall (www.langdonhall.ca), Cambridge, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Gary Evans Photography (www.gary-evans.ca) Kitchener, ON “I had already been following Gary on Instagram before we had even started wedding planning. He was always the clear choice for us.” – C GUEST #: 18 COLOUR PALETTE: […]

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Falling in Love {design palette}

BRIDE & GROOM: Stacey & John WEDDING DATE: October 10th, 2020 LOCATION: Calerin Golf Course (www.golfnorth.ca/calerin) Erin, ON DÉCOR & DESIGN: Decorating Dreams (www.decoratingdreama.ca) New Hamburg, ON FLORALS: courtesy of the bride COLOUR PALETTE/THEME: Fall inspiration (burgundy/orange/yellow)“Many couples choose an autumn wedding for the weather – moody skies and moderate temperatures. Our favourite thing is […]

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Fun foods for your wedding {favourite things}

Looking for an interesting twist on your late-night snacks or dessert bar? Here are a few of our favourite selections from Thunderstorm Productions: DRINKBOX – The DrinkBox from ThunderStorm Productions is the perfect solution for any wedding! It is fully equipped with TVs to show your wedding slideshow (or hook up a gaming console). LED […]

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Stars Hollow in the Fall | Jasmin & Colin {real wedding story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Jasmin & Colin Sanford WEDDING DATE: October 17th, 2020 LOCATION: Forest City National Golf Club (www.fcngolfclub.com) London, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: HRM Photography (www.hrmphotography.com) London, ON “I actually found HRM Photography while helping plan my best friend’s wedding in 2019. We came across them at their booth at a wedding show and they just […]

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Boho Rocker {style shoot}

PHOTOGRAPHY: Nadine McKenney Photography (www.nadinemckenneyphotography.com) Calgary, AB HAIR & MAKEUP: Sdny Rainbow (@rnbw.beauty) Calgary, AB CLOTHING: Durand Bridal (www.durandbridal.com) Calgary, AB GOWN: J’Adore Bridal Boutique (www.jadorebridal.com) Brooklet, GA FLORALS: Flower Aura By Natasha (www.floweraurabynatasha.com) Calgary, AB CAKE: Black Dog Bakery (www.blackdogbakery.ca) Calgary, AB VENUE: Starbelly Restaurant (www.starbelly.ca) Calgary, AB MODELS: Tyler & Tanisha DETAILS: “This […]

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Top 5 Wedding Cake Tips No One Tells You {expert tip}

EXPERT TIP BY DECADENTLY YOURS (www.decadentlyyours.ca) Guelph, ON | Photo above: Amy Taylor Photography You might not know much about wedding cakes (besides the obvious fact that they’re delicious), but the more informed you are, the better your decisions will be. Decadently Yours offers you a few tips to help pick your perfect confection. 1. […]

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Modern Romeo & Juliet | Tara & Trevor (real wedding story)

BRIDE & GROOM: Tara & Trevor Cragg WEDDING DATE: April 4th, 2020 LOCATION: “Our friend’s balcony where we met!”-T PHOTOGRAPHY: Kelsie Kathleen Photo + Cinema (www.kelsiekathleen.com) Guelph, ON GUEST #: 4 BRIDE ATTIRE: Sash & Bustle Bridal Boutique (www.sashandbustle.com) Toronto, ON GROOM ATTIRE: Outlooks for Men (www.outlooksformen.com) FLORAL: “My friend Lauren and I purchased the […]

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Why choose a custom gown? {expert tip}

Custom Gown Q&A with Tami, Designer and Creator of Mina Bridal Design (www.minabridaldesign.ca) Stratford, ON Q. WHAT IS CUSTOM DESIGN?A. A custom gown is designed and created for your distinct style and made to your measurements. It is truly a one-of-a-kind gown that no one else would have. Q. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN […]

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Until the Very End | Victoria & Alora {real wedding story}

BRIDE & BRIDE: Victoria Sebben & Alora Keers WEDDING DATE: September 19th, 2020 LOCATION: Alora’s parents’ house, Everett, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Fedora Media (www.fedoramedia.com) Cambridge, ON COLOUR PALETTE: “We had a Harry Potter-themed reception, with 4 long tables, each representing a Harry Potter house and a head table which had a colour from each house. It […]

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Bridal Bouquets to Inspire {Design Palette}

Photo above: Ariana Del Mundo Photography Bridal bouquets are perhaps one of the most photographed wedding details and should express your personal sense of style, whether it’s traditional, modern, romantic, whimsical, boho, or rustic. Hailly Lucas Floral Design (www.haillylucas.com) Kitchener, ON has created this gorgeous gallery of colourful, textured, bridal bouquets to inspire you before […]

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Choosing a Master of Ceremonies {Expert Tip}

EXPERT TIP BY MUSIC CENTRAL ENTERTAINMENT (musiccentral.ca) | Photo above: The Bridal Lounge Choosing the MC for your wedding is a more complicated decision than it can seem on the surface. Many people just choose their favourite uncle or friend. But when you consider the actual importance of your MC, you may want to reconsider […]

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A Covid Union | Jessica & Monty {Real Wedding Story}

BRIDE & GROOM: Jessica Lee & Monty Mak WEDDING DATE: August 23rd, 2020 LOCATION: Royal Canadian Yacht Club (www.rcyc.ca) Toronto, ON PHOTOGRAPHY: DA Photography (www.daphotostudio.com) Guelph, ON “Monty and I know NOTHING about photography but the one thing that was important to me was having good photos. So I knew that we were going toneed […]

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